HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 cc291-2W
47. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about unemployment in the engineering industry in the West Midlands; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Bryan

I recently received a delegation of hon. Members to discuss general unemployment in the West Midlands. My hon. Friend has also had correspondence with local employment committees. His replies have stressed that the best prospect for employment in their areas lies in achieving a high rate of growth in the national economy which we intend to bring about.